Disney drama! The cast of ‘Dancing With The Stars’ channeled famous Disney characters on the April 14 episode, but two pairings were seriously hurt by last week’s switch up. See who got a perfect score and who was sent home in a shocking elimination below.
At the halfway point of season 18 of Dancing With The Stars, week five was full of wonder, magic and Disney fun — but also drama. The stars have reunited with their original pros and not everyone was happy about it. Plus, you’ll never guess who was eliminated in week 5. Warning, spoilers ahead!
‘Dancing With The Stars’ Disney Night — Princesses Come To Life
Right off the bat, Charlie & Sharna and Drew & Cheryl were announced as safe.
Drew Carey and Cheryl Burke danced the quickstep to “Friend Like Me” from Aladdin. “The performance had plenty of zip, but the technique was very, very do-da,” Head judge Len Goodman said. “You’re partnership is stronger than ever. But you lost some focus in the beginning,” Carrie Ann Inaba said. They got a score of 28 out of 40.
Charlie White danced jazz to “Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious” with pro Sharna Burgess. “That was an amazing performance,” Guest judge Donny Osmond raved. “That was one of the best performances we’ve ever seen. What a shame [you dropped the cane] because it was almost perfect,” Bruno Tonioli said. “Come on, let’s do it again!” Len said he wasn’t bothered by the cane because they “wowed this place!” They got a score of 37 out of 40, including a 10 from Len!
Next, Amy & Derek and Danica & Val were told they were safe. Unfortunately, Nene & Tony and Cody & Witney were told they were in jeopardy!
Danica McKellar danced the quickstep with Val Chmerkovskiy to “Be Our Guest” from Beauty & The Beast. “You’ve tamed the beast! That was a deliciously tasty feast for the eyes. Your improvement was incredible! Stupendous!” Bruno raved. Carrie Ann actually ran around the judges table to give Danica a hug, saying she felt like a proud Mom! “Danica, you are a fantastic dancer!” Len said. “Both of you guys knocked it out of the park! I loved it,” Donny said. They got a score of 39, including three 10’s!
Amy Purdy broke down in tears while practicing with Derek Hough, but their waltz performance to “So This Is Love” was magical! “The bad news is I always call lifts and I saw lifts, but I cannot take off a point from you for doing a lift because of your unique circumstance. I thought you were so elegant. You created magic. I hope Disney will create their next Princess like you,” Carrie Ann said, teary-eyed. “That was beautiful,” Len said. Donny commented: “I don’t know how you’re doing it, but you’re doing it. I watched your dance [week three] and I cried. You’re more than inspiring.” Bruno said she’s never looked more beautiful. They got a score of 37/40 including a 10 from Donny.
Cody Simpson danced the samba with pro Witney Carson to “I Just Can’t Wait To Be King.” Len said: “I liked the energy. You really came out and sold that, well done.” Donny said it seemed like he didn’t enjoy the dance but thought the dancing itself was phenomenal. “Tonight, I felt the power of Cody!” Carrie Ann said. They got a 34!
More Disney Dreams Come True
NeNe Leakes danced the foxtrot with Tony Dovolani. There was a bit of tension and jealousy when they reunited after NeNe became a fierce “character” with Derek Hough last week. NeNe even walked out of practice early one day, claiming Tony was giving her attitude! They danced to “Cruella de Vil.” “NeNe, you owned that dance floor! We should change the name to Dancing With NeNe!” Donny said. Bruno called her a “nasty girl.” Carrie Ann said she thinks the switch up was the best thing that ever happened to them because it gave them fire and drive. Tony didn’t seem to like that comment. “You two are a match made in dance heaven. Your best dance. Well done,” Len said. They got a 36 out of 40. NeNe couldn’t even speak in the post-performance interview because she was crying throughout the entire thing!
James Maslow danced contemporary with partner Peta Murgatroyd to “Let It Go” from Frozen. “That was a comtemporary blockbuster. You’ve got that ice queen wrapped around your little finger!” Bruno said. “What I saw here was absolutely artistry. I cried the whole time. I did not expect this from you. Congratulations,” Carrie Ann said. “That would melt the coldest heart, even mine,” Len said. Donny was mesmerized by James’ artistry. They got a perfect score of 40, the first of the season!
Last week’s leader Meryl Davis danced the samba with Maks Chmerkovskiy to “I Want To Be Like You” from The Jungle Book. “This year, there is something very special here. I thought your technique was magic,” Carrie Ann said. Len said it was terrific. “That was thoroughly entertaining,” Donny said. “Thank you for the eyeful,” Bruno said to a shirtless Maks. They got a 36!
Candace Cameron Bure danced the samba with Mark Ballas to “Under The Sea” from The Little Mermaid. “There was so much fun and joy in that routine. It was irresistible,” Len said. “I really liked what I saw. It was like the re-birth of Venus. You let yourself go. You let loose and it worked!” Bruno said. Carrie Ann said it’s very obvious when she gets nervous. They got a 35!
Candace & Mark got great feedback, but then they were told they were in jeopardy.
At the end of the night, James was at the top of the leaderboard, with Drew at the bottom.
Cody Simpson Eliminated From ‘Dancing With The Stars’ — Singer Sent Home
Unfortunately, Cody and Witney were eliminated.
Who had the best dance of the night, HollywoodLifers? Do you think Cody deserved to go home? Sound off in the comments.
— Dory Larrabee-Zayas